I have a monochromatic, sort of, card to share today.  There is only one different color used.  I have been in a bit of a whimsical card making mode the last few days.  This one I believe is adorable.  I hope you do as well!

 

 

There were no cute pups harmed in the making of this card!  LOL!!!  As soon as I saw the sentiment in this Hog Dog stamp set, I knew I wanted to “stretch” the cute pup.  I hope you all see this the same way I do.

I began by stamping the pup with Soft Suede Ink and coloring with both of the Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends.  I fussy cut around the pup leaving just a hair of a border.  The difficult part was cutting him in half.  To get the length I needed, I placed the stamp in the center of a strip of DSP and then layed the pup down on each side.  The sentiment is stamped using Cinnamon Cider Ink.

For the Stitched Rectangle, I used the third largest rectangle and cut the ends and bottom section.  I then moved the DSP piece up to the top as much as was needed and matched the end stitchings again.  It takes just a minute of close looking to get the stitches lined back up.  But it is well worth the trouble to get a stitched piece the size you need.

The card base is Coastal Cabana with a piece from the Playing With Pattern Designer Series Paper.  I added the darker Bermuda Bay border to break up the two similar colors.  The same is true for the focal layers.

For a finishing touch I added a collar to the pup with a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay and a stamped heart.  I had to trim both to appear to fit the pup.  The heart appears to be partially beneath his ear.  Or at least I hope it appears that way!  The balloon is in the stamp set along with the heart.  I fussy cut the ballon and added string from the Snail Mail Twine Combo.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my touch of whimsy.

Here are the measurements:

  • 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 card base
  • 5 1/4 X 4 border layer
  • 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 DSP
  • 4 1/2 X 2 1/4 focal border layer
  • Pup layer used 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die and just cut to fit.  Approximately, 4 3/8 X 2 1/8.

 

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